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will john boehner face for his handling of the fiscal cliff and for delaying relief for sandy victims? the vote for speaker is underway. we'll have the results this hour. peter king, he and boehner kissed and made up. >> he did make a joking obscene reference with a smile, and then an i love you and then we went into the meeting. >> but no forgiveness from another republican, chris christie. >> there's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims. the house majority and their speaker, john boehner. >> in connecticut it's back to class in a new school for the children who survived the shooting at sandy hook elementary. for the first time they're back sense a gunman killed 20 of their classmates and six adults three weeks ago. it's back home for hillary clinton after hospitalization for a blood clot in her head. she's been on the phone within the half hour. what's next for the secretary of state? finally, real courage on the capitol steps today. illinois senator mark kirk, back since suffering a stroke nearly one year ago. >> i wanted everybody to say, y
. the new congress to be sworn in just a couple of hours. speaker john boehner, seen there, may be in for a fight as the house votes for its next leader today. frustration among the gop is fueling concerns that the republican speaker could actually lose his post. meanwhile outrage is growing over superstorm sandy funding. the house pledging to vote on the aid bill as leaders on both sides of the aisle expressed concerns over the delay. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel live on capitol hill for us now. so, mike, give us the assessment. is speaker boehner in trouble? >> reporter: jon, we're told 25 or 30 conservative members who have reservations about speaker boehner continuing on as speaker of the house of representatives but i talked to a lot of folks here on capitol hill, members, people close to leadership, outside of boehner's team who suggest they do not believe that boehner will be in trouble when push comes to shove, when the house votes in about two hours on the next speaker of the house. a lot of republicans here on capitol hill both in the house and senate
're going to get this economy moving. >> paul: okay, still ahead, john boehner elected this week to a second term as house speaker. now what? can he work with a president who hasn't been very much interested in compromise and can he keep his own party behind him? a look ahead to the 113th congress and the prospect for tax, immigration, and entitlement reform when we come back. >> respect to our constitution, with faith in the american people, with hope for the future of our country, i present the people's gavel to the speaker of the house, john boehner. may god bless you. [applause]. >> jamie: john boehner was reelected to his post capping off a tumultuous we cannot to mention a bruising first term as house speaker. with another debt battle brewing, showdowns looming on tax and entitlement reform. can he take on an emboldened president obama while keeping his own party in line? so, steve, very difficult week. everybody's critical of john boehner, but yet, rehe elected as speaker. why is he reelected if everybody is so critical? >> yeah, boy, that must have been a tough speech for nancy pelo
this economy moving. >> paul: okay, still ahead, john boehner elected this week to a second term as house speaker. now what? can he work with a president who hasn't been very much interested in compromise and can he keep his own party behind him? a look ahead to the 113th congress and the prospect for tax, immigration, and entitlement reform when we come back. the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her likes 50% more cash, but i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes. cupcakes? yes. do you want an etch-a-sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no. you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. >> respect to our constitution, with faith in the american people, with hope for the future of our country, i present the people's gavel to the speaker of the house, john boehner. may god bless you. [applause]. >> jamie
's gavel to the speaker of the house, john boehner. may god bless you. [ cheers and applause ] to speaker boehner, may god bless this congress. may god always bless the united states of america. my colleagues, the speaker of the house, john boehner. [ applause ] >> leader pole helosi, thank yo your kind words. members of the house, senate, my wife, debbie you who is with us today, thankfully, the girls are working. and all of you and our fellow countrymen. you know, we met mete again at democracy's great port of call. every two years, at this hour, the constitution brings a new order to this house. and it's an interlude for reflection, a glimpse of old truths. and to our new members and our families, let me just say welcome. [ applause ] i know you're feeling a bit awe-struck at this moment. history runs through this building. and now you're among a select few to share in this privilege. and for those of you who are returning, who avenue walked the -- who have walk walked these aisles before, maybe it's time we get a little awe-struck again. [ applause ] the way our founders envisioned it
. >> the house approved. >> john boehner got rolled. >> john boehner has had permanent damage done to him. >> john boehner walked past harry reid and said go blank yourself, and then bragged about it. >> does he even want this job anymore? >> one long national nightmare is now finally over. >> the debt ceiling. >> the debt ceiling is coming. >> no. >> the sequesters are coming. >> cue the next countdown clock. >> i will not have another debate with this congress. >> house republicans see it as a trump card. >> they should pay the bills they have already racked up. >> while they approve this deal to avert the fiscal cliff. >> last night the house of representatives failed. >> there was no deal to send money to the victims of hurricane sandy. >> lawmakers from new jersey were angry. >> last night it was my party responsible. >> they are leaving this party without help. >> congress. >> congress. >> congress. >> the laughing stock of the country. >> 66 days and counting, shame on you, shame on congress. >> all right, let's get a couple of things straight here, okay? first of all, there is not
errs, first of all, and second of all -- >> you know, you have to respect john boehner. he doesn't seem to care, right? it's been called the worst congress for months and months and months. he seems impervious to all of the criticism. he just keeps doing his thing. he has no problems saying, yeah, i got ow that sandy vote and then psych, right? he seems like he is fine. my only hope, i will say, is that with more democrats and more women who may have a better session of congress, but with these republican men in charge, we can't promise anything. >> it's not something -- well, nick, i mean, look, the bottom line is that as weak as boehner is, he has actually managed -- he did manage to get the fiscal cliff thing done, right? he has leaped through the sandy thing. is there any hope that with the new class coming in that he could be more effective as speaker? >> it's possible that once having tamped down a rebell wron in the last few weeks he could have a more stable role now. what he showed his members was that a much worse deal for them and their principles awaited on the far side of th
to be watching the election speaker. there is a little palace intrigue going on with john boehner. he will need 217 votes today to become speaker. he can only lose 17 of the 233 republicans and that would require a second ballot. we have not seen that since 1923. we are not expecting it. there is some discontent. we will be watching that low very carefully. that vote will be around 12:45 p.m. connell: we will stay with this. we have ten manager in the studio with us now. any thing about this current speaker. he will be reelected. >> i think we would know by now if there was any thing taken place with eric cantor. connell: we will added to this next class which they essentially created for us with the last clip now behind us. there were 25 house republicans that had "reservations" for voting for boehner. what does this mean? >> i think, connell, it has to do with a lot of that experience they have just been through. john boehner negotiating a deal with president barack obama. the base of the republican party became john boehner. the deal did not work out so well. i think boehner himself have sai
the tough rhetoric when we come back. >>> and yet another big story brewing for tomorrow. john boehner, he could be facing a real challenge for his job speaker of the house. ace acosta is all over this story. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> back to the rally on the streets today. that is the total sizzle story. check out these numbers. in case you missed it, dow added 308 points. nasdaq up 93. s&p 500 surging 36. cnbc's kelly evans joins us with all the details. good evening, kelly. >> larry, good evening, from down here at the stock exchange where you practically would expect streamers and champagne. the kind of day we had to put in in context, the likes of bill gross saying he sees stocks up 5% for the year, we did 60% of that in the first trading day. a lot of people are pointing to this that there could be many better things to come than just 5% in stocks. we saw the best start to the year, at least in percentage terms for the major indexes since 2009. the russell 2,000, by the way, doesn't usually get the headlines but it hit a record high. the global dow is at a 52-week hig
congress and john boehner. we'll show the outburst to you. >>> and two new yorkers have been arrested with the means and the no how for a terrorist attack. let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, america, or homer simpson. like homer, we blythely skated to the precipice of the fiscal cliff with a deal that made almost everyone happy. low tax rate, extended benefits. sure sounds heavenly. but look what happens next. >> i'm going to make it. this is the greatest thrill of my life. i'm king of the world! woo-hoo! doh! >> yeah, that's how it ends. that feeling of weightless euphoria the thrill of our lives believing there was no way he would ever crash there would be a last minute save. that was america today. the dow surged 308 points on news of the fiscal cliff deal. congress patted itself on the back. why wouldn't they? that was a big reward. the problem is, the truth. congress sent america to the bottom of the chasm because like homer we're lying battered and bruised at the bottom. why? instead of cutting spending and raising revenue, which was the point, cong
now! >> the honorable john boehner from the state of ohio, having received a majority of the votes cast, is duly collected speaker of the house of representatives. >> a new congress is sworn in, the most diverse in the nation's history, but not the most aggressive. who is in and who is out, with john nichols. then a debate on fracking. >> energy self-sufficient and can ensure -- >> coming from an area that is tougher from the legacy of industrial pollution, there are all saying, dear governor cuomo, we need you to make sure this is an adequate, comprehensive, and it must be completed before any other step in the process moves forward. >> as new york weighs whether to lift a moratorium on fracking, we will host a debate. all that and more coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the u.s. congress opened its 113th session thursday, swearing in a record number of women and people of color. new members include the only african-american now serving in the senate, tim scott of south carolina, the first black republican senator in
of the house, john boehner. may god bless you. [applause] may god bless you, speaker boehner. may god bless this congress. may god always bless the united states of america. my colleagues, the speaker of the house, john boehner. [applause] >> thank you. leader pelosi, members of the house and senate, dear family and friends, fellow countrymen, we meet again at democracy's great port of call. every two years, at this hour, the constitution brings a new order to this house. it is an interlude for reflection, a glimpse of old truths. to our new members and their families, welcome. you are likely feeling awestruck right about now. history runs through here. and now you are among a select few to share in this privilege. for those who are returning, who have walked these aisles before, maybe it's time we feel awestruck again. the way our founders envisioned it, the republic would be led by citizens who recognize that the blessing of governing ourselves requires that we give something of ourselves. everything depended on this. so they made each other and their successors swear an oath of allegianc
within 48 hours. >> speaker john boehner voted for the deal, breaking the republican leaders eric cantor of virginia and kevin mccarthy of california who voted against. paul ryan joined speaker boehner, voting for the bill. after the vote, president obama tried to set the terms for the fiscal fights ahead in a rare late-night appearance with joe biden by his side in the briefing room. >> the one thing that i think hopefully in the new year we'll focus on is seeing if we can put a package like this together, with a little bit less drama, a little less brinksmanship, not scare the heck out of folks quite as much. >> but republicans are already looking ahead to another budget showdown in late february. that's when the temporary delay on domestic and military spending cuts expires and when congress must raise the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling limit to avoid default. >> save your powder for the debt ceiling fight. we have leverage at the debt ceiling to make this president face up to the fact that we're spending our way into oblivion. >> last night, the president warned republicans not to use t
john boehner has had permanent damage done to him by the failure to pass plan b, the way he was ultimately kind of on the sidelines of the negotiations. winners, two, joe biden and mitch mcconnell, proving as they did with the debt ceiling and in 2010 with the bush tax cuts, they know how to get things done. >> luke, let's talk first about the breakdown of the vote. in the house vote last night, only 85 republicans voted for this deal. the speaker, as you pointed out last night, showed some guts in actually voting for it. >> speakers ordinarily don't necessarily vote. sometimes they vote on big bills, but especially with this big vote where he knew cantor and mccarthy were going to vote against it. he made a decision he should be on the yes side of this, for whatever reason, for conversations i've had, look, he wanted to be out in front to tell his republican colleagues this is the best deal they could get in this situation and wanted to put the tax issue to bed finally and felt his support was much needed to be shown, especially after what mitch mcconnell did in the senate
'll get a critique from left. >>> also the one guy you don't want to be is john boehner. he's under fire from both democrats and republicans for not helping victims of sandy. >>> plus secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a blood clot near her brain. so much for her critics on the far right who suggested she was faking being sick to avoid testifying about benghazi. >>> and let me finish with the reason it's hard to avoid a fiscal cliff. we begin with whether anyone really won in the fiscal cliff standoff. howard fineman is the director for "the huffington post" media group, steven walsh with "the wall street journal." let's look at who came out the winner on this fight. on the right there's some significant disagreement. here's what bill kristol wrote just before the house vote. quote, politically republicans are escaping with a better outcome than they might have expected. and president obama has gotten relatively little at his moment of greatest strength. then there's conservative commentator charles krauthammer. >> in the house who hate
! >> the honorable john a. boehner of the state of ohio having received the majority of the votes cast is duly elected speaker of the house of representatives for the 113th congress. >> an absolute disaster. >> and i hope and pray that's what we will have. >> this is why the republican party is so irrelevant right now. >> i think nobody in america is going to miss the previous congress. >> has he done a good job? >> absolute, absolute failure in leadership on the republican party's side. >> the direction of the republican party that is crum e crumbli crumbling. >> has he done a good job? >> the seeds are being planted right now for the destruction of the house republican majority. >> a huge office, and you get a balcony. >> fundamentally don't understand the electorate. >> you got that callender with a different word of the day for 2013. >> i did. >> this is a party without any viable leadership. >> okay. ♪ >>> it is the dawn of 2013. we have a brand new 113th congress, and thankfully the day began with a congressional prayer service at st. peter's in d.c. because, as oscar wildi once sa on
" blasting john boehner for delaying the vote on -- no reason to do it. they're not delaying the vote on relief, of course for the victims of hurricane sandy. what do they need more? they need more evidence there was a lot of damage done there. haven't they been watching television? maybe they should have gotten on the plane with president obama and toward the area with governor christie. by the way, i was reminded yesterday, my favorite memorial here in washington, after the lincoln memorial, is the fdr memorial. etched on the walls of that, some great statement by president roosevelt. this one always struck me. the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. boy, republicans certainly flunked that test again today. peter, what's going on? >> on the christie press conference, we're tweeting at bpshow. you can find us there at bpshow on twitter. travis moss says governor chris 'tis's problem as a republican
. the 113th congress sworn in. now the attention turns to john boehner face a tough vote to retain his title of house speaker. we're live on capitol hill with all the latest. lori: a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. yesterday the markets were euphoric, but today not so much. now it is all about tomorrow's critical monthly job numbers. melissa: victims of hurricane sandy still waiting for answers from washington. the congressman who represents the jersey shore will join us on that one. lori: an update on the stock market as we do every 15 minutes, let's check in with nicole petallides. dollar store under a great deal of pressure today, why is that? nicole: they came out with numbers that were disappointing, and with that we have seen the stock down 11, 12% throughout the day. down $7.53. but basically they are not making the margins on the high margin items. instead they're having to sell a lot of consumer bulls and they just don't make as much on those particular items so as result family dollar stars under significant pressure. a nice 10-year chart. it had a nice run-up, but still selling of
between $400,000 and a million >> a shocker on capitol hill last night as house speaker john boehner's plan-b backfired >> boehner pulled republicans into a meeting, tried to get the votes he needed but failed. >> jon: we just lost our brakes. all right. i forgot about the republicans. they hate trains and think trains have no business being involved in transportation. we're going over the cliff. unless... >> mcconnell called for help phoning vice president biden who came to the white house today and is now part of the talks. >> jon: oh, great. somebody called dr. feel-good to the house. that will work. hey, joey crest-strip get in here. he'll come in, flash the pearly whites, goose a couple of interns. good plan [bleep]. >> breaking news on the fiscal cliff. the senate approved a last-minute deal overnight >> jon: oh, my... i don't know why we're doing that. think we were doing a train analogy, were we not? first day back, people. not everything is going to match up. but we did it. we made a deal. i can't wait to hear about this amazing deal >> new higher rates would hit those earni
whether to reelect john boehner and nancy pelosi. scot mcfarland tells us, the vote was close. >> the margin of victory was narrow but john boehner is speaker of the house. >> reporter: yes, he got the standing ovation and yes, he teared up again during his victory speech. >> if you have come here to carry the leadership demanded by the times then you have come to the right place. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: there was going to be a gang of republicans protesting john boehner. >> reporter: about a dozen voting for other candidate. nancy pelosi again the minority leader. >> the strength upheaver democracy will be advanced by bold action. >> reporter: in 2011, 2 dozen democrats bailed on nancy pelosi, voting someone else to be speaker. this time just a handful. including a georgia democrat. >> there are lot of places in the country where the agenda is outside the main stream. you got people who need to campaign as moderates and they need to go to washington and keep distance between them and the leadership. >> reporter: but only a few. nancy pelosi had kind words for jo
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place. >> outfront tonight, one republican who did not support john boehner today was not moved by those tears. freshman congressman, ted yoho of florida. today was your first day in congress and you came out with a strong statement. let me just play for you how your vote for speaker went down. here it is. >> you voted for majority leader eric cantor, not john boehner. that took some guts on your first day. how come? >> erin, what we did is we are challenging leadership to let him know we're going to hold him accountable, just like i get held accountable in my district by our constituents. we want to let him know we're watching. we're willing to work with leadership and i look forward to doing that. that's why i stuck with the republican party with mr. cantor. >> you were quoted in the national journal as saying, "career politicians created this mess, or at least they didn't do anything to prevent it." >> right. >> so you term limited yourself, you said, to eight years. so should everyone face that limit, even those already in office? >> well, i think people ought to limit themselves. yo
in the senate, eight more in the house. a bit of added drama as well on the house side. speaker john boehner hoping to hold john to his leadership position. he has lost some support from some republicans that were outraged he delayed a vote on hurricane sandy relief. boehner and nancy pelosi are officially nominated in about 40 minutes or so. then the voting begins. we want to bring in our team keeping a close eye on history being made. of course, wolf blitzer and gloria borger are in washington and dana bash live on capitol hill. wolf, we'll start off with you. you've probably lost count on the number of times you have covered this event and watched this take place. we'll talk about boehner in a minute, but talk a little bit about the diversity we see in this congress. never the liking before. record number of women in the senate, record number of latinos in the house. how will this impact whether or not the president can get more done in the second term? >> well, as important as it is to have a congress, a house and a senate that looked like the united states of america and there will be 2
, the bill that was eventually auto pen signed is that it leaves these much bigger issue. and john boehner couldn't even get a majority of his caucus to vote for this one. i guess today as we're looking forward to that vote at noon, are you surprised or why do you think he hasn't been challenged? >> well, because i think he's very strong within the conference and i think people recognize, you know, exactly what difficult terrain we were on during the revenue fight. all the taxes ended at the end of the year. that was the president's leverage. i actually agree with grover norquist on this. that particular leverage is gone and is not going to be reemerging any time soon. and i think also there are a lot more votes for that deal if we needed them. once you had 170 democrats, why would you need a huge number of republicans? there were plenty of people saying if you need me, i'll be there. frankly, if you have don't, i won't. and that's fair enough. both sides do that on a tough vote. so i think the speaker remains very strong in the conference, i think you'll see that today. and honestly we're
. >>> "outfront" tonight, speaker of the house, john boehner, kept his job. not everyone, though, is happy. we'll talk to a member of his own party who voted against him. plus, a prominent newspaper columnist suggests president obama is a disappointment. and sweeping changes to america's gun laws, proposed, when police would be able to confiscate your guns. a possibly huge move. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, drama, intrigue, tears, it was almost byzantine. under fire, john boehner narrowly won a first round vote to keep his job as house speaker. it's pretty amazing, because the last time the first round of voting was too close to call was 1923. so after all the votes were meticulously counted, boehner's tally topped out at 220. that is only six more than the bare minimum he needed to keep his job. now, as for the tears, of course, they did come from none other than john boehner. in an emotional victory speech to his house members after the narrow victory. >> if you come here humbled by the opportunity to serve, if you've come here to be
to keep his job. as for the tears they did come from none other than john bainer in -- boehner to his party members after the narrow victory. >> if you come here humbled by the opportunity to serve, if you've come here to be the determined voice of the people, if you've come here to carry the standard of leadership, demanded not by our constituents, but by the times, then you've come to the right place. >> outfront tonight, one republican who did not support john boehner today was not moved by those tears. freshman congressman, ted yoho of florida. today was your first day in congress and you came out with a strong statement. let me just play for you how your vote for speaker went down. here it is. >> you voted for majority leader eric cantor, not john boehner. that took some guts on your first day. how come? >> erin, what we did is we are challenging leadership to let him know we're going to hold him accountable, just like i get held accountable in my district by our constituents. we want to let him know we're watching. we're willing to work with leadership and i look forward to doin
at who is smiling and who is not. and honestly i cannot remember the last time i saw john boehner even crack a grin. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: 24 hours after congress finally did something, the right-wing is up in arms! the reports headline was republican horror new year. scary stuff. and it only got spookier from there as republicans turned on their own. >> republicans caved last night. >> they waited 20 years before giving themselves away. >> i would be. >> seriously, could the republican party have mismanaged this any worse. >> i think the president did a great job of getting the speaker to undo everything that he promised he would do. >> after midnight and all of that partying and rivalry that goes on at new year's eve, what i can tell you is they did half a bill. >> jennifer: not just the folks on the right who are whining and complaining, there are some on the left who are almost giving the tea party for dogmattic money. paul krugman wrote . . . >> jennifer: okay. i love paul krugman but on this one i have to strongly disagree. let's take a look at what
and house speaker john boehner have been kept in the loop throughout. important because once the senate deals with this, it would go to the house. now, what we do expect in talking to a number of democrats tonight, some have put on coats and scarves and were going to lay down for a little while, waiting for the word to come back. others still think a vote can happen tonight. but tonight might not be defined by the final hour of 2012, but instead whatever time in the wee hours that document can get ready and get to the senate floor. so many people who work in the capitol who are not directly involved, from those who operate the trains that get from building to building to staffers on the senate floor to keep things moving to security, so many people working waiting for this to be resolved. political arguments and disappointments within the democratic side as we expect there to be among republicans as well. no deal gets everything people want. there are come radio mizes for people. and this is a smaller deal than many hoped there would be. it gives a short-term period before they have to
, who will lead the party? at least here in washington. today house speaker john boehner will likely be elected as the nominal leader of the party of the house. the question, though, can he be an effective leader and an effective speaker. he enters this new congress in a very fragile position. his relationship with the white house is not good. but for all we know, his relationship with mitch mcconnell may not be that good, considering how close house republicans were in leaving senate republicans hanging out to dry a couple days ago. yesterday, the unsubstantiated rumors were rampant that boehner was in so much trouble he might not become speaker. though there may be enough dissenters today to keep the editors of the tabloids happy. boehner has no real challenger and therefore is likely to secure his spot as pespeaker. but only 17 conservatives have to vote against him for us to see the second ballot for speaker since 1923, a message in and of itself. yesterday congressman tom price who says he does not plan to challenge boehner now dismissed questions about whether he might challeng
we're seeing the votes come in for people who aren't john boehner, these are protest votes, not to make nancy pelosi the speaker of the house again, this is to punish john boehner for what they think was him trading away, and selling out the very principles that put them into office. so he's going to get it. everybody believes that he's going to get it, but they may make him wait until a second ballot and try to embarrass him. >> megyn: all right. and then it will all be forgotten tomorrow. word to washington, it's like a little thumb of the nose. okay, but what if a second -- what does a second, what term will it be for john boehner as speaker. >> number two. >> megyn: this will be number two. what does a second term looks like for john boehner, is he weakened given how he's ticked people off what happened with the fiscal cliff, the bill going to the floor and wanted him to stand on the principles, these conservatives. he didn't really do it. what does it look like for him. the most important thing boehner did, tell him upfront he was going to sell it out. if you want it
and john boehner is expected to keep the title. several big challenges have tested his leadership. late last month, the bill to get conservatives on board with his plan b to avoid the fiscal cliff failed. he lost fans on both sides of the aisle after not allowing a vote on the super storm sandy aid package. >> the rug was pulled out from under us. it is indefensible. >> republican leadership has turned their backs on new yorkers. >> john boehner has caved and said the house will vote tomorrow for the affected region. >> d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton is taking to the house floor today to demand that the house restore d.c. pause right to vote in the committee of the whole. the new rule denied the district that the vote even though eleanor holmes norton said she sent a letter to house speaker john boehner asking to be included. >> there is growing opposition to an unpopular decision at the university of virginia. arlington county senator says that reinstating the rector is the wrong move. she was a member of the board of visitors during the failed attempt to oust the university
to bring bills to the floor unless they got a majority support from republicans. speaker john boehner of ohio violated that longstanding rule last night and in the process he became the only member of the leadership of his party who voted in favor of the bill. eric cantor and kevin mccarthy joined the majority of their party in voting no. boehner did find support from one key republican, paul ryan of wisconsin also voted yes. the main sticking point for republicans, a lack of spending cuts. hours before last night's votes, republicans considered trying to amend the bill from the senate and add additional spending cuts in. the senate made it clear they had no intention of revisiting this idea. so if changes were made that would essentially kill it. before the vote, republicans took to the floor and voiced their concerns. >> there are no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. the senate failed in cutting spending. >> i thought we were in a deficit crisis. i thought families were put at risk by this massive debt. what does this do about that? >> it was way past those s
quinn tells me what she wants now from the speaker john boehner. plus a family still struggling after sandy. >> my politicians are going to hear from me and from my community. >> hillary clinton out of the hospital, but that hasn't stopped the conspiracy theories. why some of the right claim the secretary's illness is not what it seems. >> people who go out and generate rumors and lies are stupid. >> and a star is born. in about six months. the unending fascination with kimye. this is "piers morgan tonight". >>> good evening i'm wolf blitzer in for piers morgan. it isn't often you hear a politician a governor no less on the job react with the kind of anger we heard from chris christie today. he says what he thinks and what he thinks about john boehner's failure to vote on superstorm sandy aid. >> i was given no explanation. i was called at 11:20 last night by leader cantor and told authority for the vote was pulled by the speaker. and our delegation asked for a meeting with the speaker at the time. they were refused. i called the speaker four times last night after 11:20 and he did no
the election john boehner has a press conference and he's trying to jump out in front and steal a march on the president. by conceding the idea that the republicans could go for a raise in revenue, $800 billion, ironically the package had less, $600, but he still had to draw the line on raising tax rates. that's where he had to cave and the president got to show some flexibility knowing that boehner was, had no flexibility, ramrod stiff. >> interesting you mentioned the fact that the president is not going to negotiate here but the fact of saying that is a negotiation in itself. it means his opening bid is now zero and he's going to wait and see what -- >> congress has to vote. how does he get around that in >> and the other thing is what we've been discussing these last two months is the easy part. tax cuts. the vote they took penalized only the slightest sliver of americans out there because nobody was talking about keeping the payroll tax cut. now we're talking about spending cuts, taking things away from almost everybody if they do it the way they're told they have to. gwen: 0 let's
have? doesn't sound like a guy who's confident to me. and john boehner's in the same tight spot. the wall street journal says that boehner thinks that that bill is just one point of leverage. he says he hedges by noting that it is not the ultimate leverage. when a politician talks like that, you know he has a weak hand. right now they're trying to bluff the president and bluff the american people. but it won't work. voters are behind president obama and his message. joining me now is jared bernstein, former chief economist for vice president biden. now an msnbc contributor. and joan walsh editor at large for salon.com and an msnbc political analyst. she just wrote an article about the president's role in protecting the great society built by lbj. thank you both for joining me. >> thank you, rev. >> thanks. >> joan, president obama has been firm from the start on this. where do you think the republican leadership is today? >> i think you're right, reverend al. there are signs that they are starting to crumble and, you know, jared and i, we've all talked several times about what i
. >>> is john boehner still feeling the love from fellow republicans? certainly trying to get back in their thank irgood grace acres kourding to a report the from the hill that boehner told his colleagues behind closed doors, he is through negotiating with the president one-on-one, seem likes a great start to the 113th. the tough guy message to his conference came just as he was up for re-election. is or reselection, if you will, for position of house speaker. >> the big battle, the drama new year's day, question whether boehner would put the fiscal cliff deal that had passed the senate so overwhelmingly on the floor of the house, really only left a day for members, some of them left town, some of them stuck around, the whole sandy debacle that sort of gathered everybody's attention, but didn't leave a lot of time for any revolution to foment. so, if the house republican conference, if there were screamers, plotter, revolutionari revolutionaries, coup' d'etat protesters, smart enough not to launch a coup on national television. he took the speakers a dais, gavel from nancy pelosi,
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